1 Week Late: Christie Meets Homeowners Hit by Sandy

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014  |  Updated 11:34 AM EDT
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1 Week Late: Christie Meets Sandy Victims

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Gov. Chris Christie tries to comfort Alice Cimillo and other Moonachie, N.J. residents whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, during a tour of the flood-ravaged area. The flooding of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt, three communities sandwiched between Teterboro Airport, MetLife Stadium and the Hackensack River, was caused by six dirt berms that broke from the pressure of a tidal surge, Christie said. More than 1.7 million customers in New Jersey remain without power _ down from over 2.7 million at the height of the outages. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Kevin R. Wexler, Pool)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to speak to Superstorm Sandy victims one week after the meeting was hastily canceled because of a scandal over traffic jams that appear to have been manufactured by his aides.

Christie and Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable III are slated to announce a Sandy housing recovery milestone in Manahawkin Thursday as the governor seeks to put the scandal behind him.

Homeowners were waiting at Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company 1 last week when the event was scuttled.

Christie instead appeared at a news conference and announced he was firing a top aide who he said had lied to him. The governor also denied involvement in the scheme which led to the closing of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee.

The meeting is set to begin around 10:30 a.m.

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